An urban planner develops land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Some employers may prefer certification as well.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for an urban planner was $56,779, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Urban Planner Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Watch a day in the life of Tony Biglieri, urban planner and founder of the Biglieri Group Ltd.
Learn what it's like to be a city planner in New York City from Melissa Herlitz.